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Subject: Spectacular closing show to '73
Dick's Picks 1 has some problems:
1) the fade between the beautiful outtro to Half-Step intp McGee.
2) the slicing and dicing up of one of the most amazing suites the band ever played in '73.
3) these outtakes, which make up the full show.
I've listened to the Miller board 113503 and it sounds just fine alongside the Dick's Picks. Preferable, undoubtedly. Dick's "caveat" shouldn't be so much about the sound quality, as it is fine, but about the liberties taken with the dicing up of full sets for commercial release. Ah, but those were the days of limited CD space...
Set 1 - very, very solidly played. Check out Big River, a tune I really can't get enough of in this era. A heavy gold star to Sunshine, sounding so perfect in what is a Florida setting, and, of course, that insane Playin'. Listen to Bobby play.
Set 2 - Let me just reserve my comments for the Other One madness in the middle - truly, this is perhaps some of the most psychedelic music you'll ever hear the Dead play when they dissolve the jam into space and let the droning fly. Amazing, scary, completely surrounding and claustrophobic - this is prime, prime stuff. I can at least see where Dick was coming from in wanting to release this one first in his series.
Go for these outtakes if you want to have something to listen to alongside your scratched and worn DP1; otherwise I'd seek any of the numerous Miller boards out there if you're wanting to hear this show in its complete form.
Subject: Love leftovers
The keys in the outro jam after Truckin' are ridiculous. You will not be able to help yourself from playing air piano. Keith is absolutely beating on the keys like they owed him money.
Subject: Dire Wolf
You're a tool. You should be thankful for all the work Dick put in to selecting the material, running it past the powers to be, and helping to put out the best quality product from 2 track tapes recorded 30+ years ago that were never meant for public consumption. So what if the collection is not a complete show, is out of order blah blah blah? Stop your whining and enjoy what ya got.
As for this collection, it's an A+ in my book and DP 1 is awesome in its "altered" state. Cheers.
Subject: OK Dicks picks
Here is what I got to say.I go out and buy the dicks picks CD and I hope to here a complete show but what do I get?I get a show thats not complete,Not in the order they played or there is like 2 or 3 shows all mixed together.My friends and I cant stand that.We want to here the show in the same order they played and the complete show with no other songs from other shows mixed in with it unless it is after the show has played.Ok i understand they cant get the whole show sometimes well dont try to fill it with other stuff that should not be there.I own all the dicks picks and I am going threw them all and putting them in there place and trying to find songs that they missed for some reason.I hope they stop doing this to the band music.they were known for there shows and not adding in stuff but that's what DP's is doing.This is a good show though and I would try to get it and get the collecting of Dicks Picks they are good you just have to sort them out.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" at the Curtis Hixon Convention Hall, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Slow, mellow, laid back versions of the "LEFT-OVERS".
The Begining of the Heroin period?...Rock Scully's basement...eh?
Eat, Drink Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
PS> stay the F@%k away from smack...
PSS> Thanks for throwing us a bone...
Subject: Great Leftovers
Candyman! Dire Wolf Jimmy Row Bob Mcgee transition from Miss 1/2 step... Great leftovers to say the least.
Subject: Here Comes Sunshine
I don't normally like to overstate the quality of things I'm reviewing but I want to put it here for any of you who read this and have not yet listened to the HCS on Dick's Picks. YOU MUST GET IT. It is for me one of the top 5 moments in Dead jamming history. You might never hear them more exploratory and in sync as a band with Jerry proving so many transcendent moments. The main jam starts off so slowly and so cooly, and like a slow burn starts gaining more and more steam until they are hammering away. This is pure genius from Jerry, but make no mistake, the whole band is in his head and in tune with him, not missing one beat. A few of the other live jams I'd put on this level are the 2/27/69 Dark Star and the 6/28/74 jam after Weather Report Suite, the 7/27/73 jam at Watkins Glen to name a couple.
Subject: Here Comes Sunshine
I don't normally like to overstate the quality of things I'm reviewing but I want to put it here for any of you who read this and have not yet listened to the HCS on Dick's Picks. YOU MUST GET IT. It is for me one of the top 5 moments in Dead jamming history. You might never hear them more exploratory and in sync as a band with Jerry proving so many transcendent moments. The main jam starts off so slowly and so cooly, and like a slow burn starts gaining more and more steam until they are hammering away. This is pure genius from Jerry, but make no mistake, the whole band is in his head and in tune with him, not missing one beat. The only other live jams I'd put on this level are the 2/28/69 Dark Star and the 6/28/74 jam after Weather Report Suite with the 11/11/73 Eyes a shade behind.
YES! I have wanted the rest of this show for so damn long! Now I have it and 12-19-73 is complete! Thank you Jonathan for the love!!
Wow, I have had a cassette copy of this for years that I had taped off the GDH when it was aired. I am glad I can finally upgrade my copy, as Its a very enjoyable disc. Its a must for those who own DP#1.
Thanks Dick, your work will allways be appriciated by us!!
len pierce -
Subject: DP1 made even better
DP1 shows off the band at their late 1973 jazziest best. The "leftovers" complete the December 19th show - and are a worthy download. But if you haven't got DP1 yet - go out and get it
Subject: Dicks Picks Vol. 1 Leftovers
Added the leftovers to my Dicks Picks file,so i would have complete show.Thanks Dick for making it available,and thanks to Archive also.PS Fantastic "Playing".